That's your prerogative. As you know I barely care about it anyway. Obama is still not going to get us out of Iraq quickly, we won't leave Afghanistan, we'll still ignore Georgian aggression in favor of re-lighting up our cold war position on Russia, which conveniently sets the stage for aggression towards Iran.Tone Deft wrote:I disagree with your post MW.
Nah, listen to what the pundits had to say about him before he was a shoe in, it's pretty nasty, there's definitely a rift in the republican party. Mainly though, I think they didn't think he could win, so they want to be 'right' when he loses etc.uhhhh he won the primary, he's as liked as any of them are going to be. there's a straight up answer to his popularity.Machinesworking wrote: A lot of republicans weren't happy with McCain either.
Disagree, even nice average weekly church goers are going to be swayed by how 'deep' her religious beliefs are. To them the youtube video there is pretty cool.Sure the fundamentalists are one thing, but Obama is way more of a religious man than say Bill Clinton portrayed himself, so it was possible to get a certain amoiunt of the average IQ christian blue color reactionary vote.she was not picked because of religion. a solid percentage of the fundamentalist vote? that's easy, he's staunch pro-life, done deal. religion has nothing to do with Palin as a pick. do you think the fundies are going to vote pro choice Democrat? this isn't an issue.Hillary isn't a redneck, and she's not a rabid born again. I think you're missing out on the point of McCain getting a solid % of the christian fundamentalist vote, plus the dumber rednecks are almost a guarantee. The west coast variety won't buy into her schtick maybe, but the midwest swing states just got tougher.
I seriously don't think republicans would win much elections if they hadn't shanghaied the average IQ christian blue color reactionary vote.
This is a bit more extreme for sure, but the republican line is always to bash government. Lines like 'Den of wolves' etc. basically portraying big government as awful, yet running for it. Sure to the democrats it's big news, but republicans eat up this sort of thing, or they ignore it as her taking swing at 'big government'.did you even watch the video? I didn't say she claimed anything, it's what she said, how she said it and what she followed it up with. show me a single example of a politician on video sarcastically putting down a position for which they'll get picked to fill. just one, can you even come closeAll modern republicans do this, it's annoying. Claiming to be anti big government while running for higher office positions. She didn't say no did she?
sorry, I don't see any of that as being pertinent.
Basically while our domestic policies might improve, Obama offers little to me in regards to cleaning up our image world wide. VP choices wise, that's where I see a real difference in the parties though.